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Release Date: January 19th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Overview -

From Atlus and ACE Team comes 'The Deadly Tower of Monsters,' which mixes B-movie sci-fi shlock with single player 3D action. By way of three starring player characters, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and THE ROBOT, players will ascend a deadly tower full of B-movie monstrosities.

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Release Date:
January 19th, 2016

Video Review


Easily the game's strongest suit, the aesthetic here is lovely. 'Tower of Monsters' perfectly captures the essence of the B-movies it emulates with intentionally cheap looking enemies, weapons (my favorite being gun that's clearly just a repurposed electric razor), and environmental props. It's backed up by optional visual fiters that either emulate the look of a VHS tape, or a cleaner "remastered" version if the grain in the VHS mode isn't your thing. Smaller details, like visible fingerprints on the camera when there are light sources on the screen, are incredibly charming and really convey the game's setting wonderfully. On a technical level, there's nothing terribly good-looking here, but the art direction helps trump a lot of the technical shortcomings.

Audio Review


While the soundtrack seems great at first, there are far too few tracks here, leading to music that eventually becomes repetitive. While the intentionally bad voice acting of the "actors" in the film is fantastic and extremely funny, the actor playing Dan simply can't carry the amount of material he's given, eventually just becoming an annoyance.

Final Thoughts

'The Deadly Tower of Monsters' is initially extremely charming and unique, but it runs out of steam way too fast to carry it through its already short campaign. While the aesthetic is terrific, the gameplay and humor don't work well enough to make the game terribly memorable. It's not a particularly bad game, but at best, it's a dull, mediocre footnote for a studio that's done far better work than this.